Breastfeeding on Campus Staff
The Breastfeeding on Campus Staff Guideline assists Macquarie University employees to use provisions for breastfeeding mothers that are established in the Parental/Partner’s Leave Policy.
|Purpose||To assist employees in making use of the provisions for breastfeeding mothers that have been set out in the Parental/Partner’s Leave Policy.|
These guidelines are intended for all employees of Macquarie University and its controlled entities who wish to combine breastfeeding and paid work. This may include:
Students and visitors wishing to obtain advice on breastfeeding on campus can find information on the Breastfeeding on Campus website.
The Parental/Partner’s Leave Policy gives all nursing mothers access to breaks for expressing and storing breast milk and to breastfeed if the child is in nearby care. Lactation breaks are a local work area arrangement. Employees wishing to utilise lactation breaks should:
Whilst mothers can breastfeed anywhere on campus, Macquarie University provides dedicated parents rooms for the comfort of breastfeeding employees, students and visitors. These rooms can be used both by parents, including those who are expressing or breastfeeding on campus, and as first aid rooms. The rooms are located at:
9E8A 107 and Library First Aid / Baby Change Room also have a baby change table.
Storing expressed breast milk
Note any breast milk that is left in the fridge overnight without a clear label will be disposed of.Further support and information
If you have any questions regarding these breastfeeding guidelines or breastfeeding facilities at Macquarie University,please contact Workplace Equity and Diversity on 9850 9703.
The Australian Breastfeeding Association has trained Breastfeeding Counsellors who are available to assist women with their breastfeeding concerns, and questions about how to combine breastfeeding and returning to work. They can be contacted on the toll-free number 1800 686 268.
|Contact Officer||Manager, Workplace Equity and Diversity|
|Date Approved||22 February 2013|
|Approval Authority||Director, Human Resources|
|Date of Commencement||22 February 2013|
25 May 2017 - updated Guideline Approval Authority from Manager, Workplace Equity and Diversity to Director, Human Resources.
|Date for Next Review||February 2016|
|Related Documents||Macquarie University Enterprise Agreement|
|Documents Superseded by this Guideline||Nil|
|Keywords||Breastfeeding, Nursing, Baby, Parents Room|